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  Topic: 2wd in the sand?
presslab

Replies: 44
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:18 pm   Subject: 2wd in the sand?
Isn't this one of the events that may have destroyed your transmission?

Yes
Kuleinc came out easy on the first pull, downhill and backwards. He was barely dug down, grey Westy.

Presslab, white ...
  Topic: Storage under rear seat?
presslab

Replies: 35
Views: 17910

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:40 pm   Subject: Storage under rear seat?
Nicely done Otmar. Very Happy

I do have a modest stereo in my van, here's my 10" sub under the rear bench, sitting on top of the HS2800.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/490565.jpg

More de ...
  Topic: Dynamat Sound Deadening Testing Before and After - Worth it?
presslab

Replies: 183
Views: 56170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:26 pm   Subject: Dynamat Sound Deadening Testing Before and After - Worth it?
Plugging the bottom of the A pillars took some low frequency wind noise right out of the picture. It all adds up. Wink

This is next on my list. What did you plug it with?
  Topic: Dynamat Sound Deadening Testing Before and After - Worth it?
presslab

Replies: 183
Views: 56170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:54 pm   Subject: Dynamat Sound Deadening Testing Before and After - Worth it?
A db meter alone is of limited use..as all it measuring is peak.

What makes you think that? I guess that explains why you were always doing an FFT... My old Radio Shack meter does a continuous av ...
  Topic: Pastis the twin turbo PDK Syncro
presslab

Replies: 1187
Views: 663014

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:33 pm   Subject: Pastis the twin turbo PDK Syncro
Please, not another new thread!

Yeah keep it in here please. The first post can be edited to add a URL pointer to the latest update.
  Topic: Whining trans under load
presslab

Replies: 9
Views: 1170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:18 pm   Subject: Whining trans under load
Hard to tell, but that ring gear looks ok to me. The metal shavings look somewhat normal.

You know your answer though, that broken circlip is no bueno. You're also on borrowed time with the 3/4 s ...
  Topic: Sliding Window Question (Dogs like air)
presslab

Replies: 72
Views: 19144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:25 am   Subject: Sliding Window Question (Dogs like air)
I had my sliding windows reversed.

I removed your other identical posts and left your remaining post here, as it seemed to appy the best. Please don't crosspost, aka post the same thing in multipl ...
  Topic: Jalousie (louvered) windows in a Vanagon
presslab

Replies: 405
Views: 126896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:23 am   Subject: Jalousie (louvered) windows in a Vanagon
I agree that of the (7) identicle posts you placed for your handy accomplishment this thread in it belongs the least.

Fixed, see remaining post here:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php ...
  Topic: My middie
presslab

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:29 am   Subject: My middie
I moved a couple of off-topic posts here:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=536476

Please post that kind of stuff in the off-topic forum, thanks. Wink
  Topic: A Wandering Sunroof. Steering Fix.
presslab

Replies: 14
Views: 1230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:39 am   Subject: A Wandering Sunroof. Steering Fix.
I'm not sure if you've seen these, but I run em and they made a big improvement:

http://www.t3technique.com/media/images/powerflex/steering_rack/th.jpg

http://www.t3technique.com/powerflex-bushi ...
  Topic: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
presslab

Replies: 26
Views: 8073

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:41 pm   Subject: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
Understood..I realize the wideband is using a different sensor that is much more accurate outside stoichiometric. That said, installing it a separate bung won't change much if you're interfacing to d ...
  Topic: should almost-new meyle shocks be like this?
presslab

Replies: 10
Views: 1463

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:25 pm   Subject: should almost-new meyle shocks be like this?
Depends on the design. A nitrogen-charged shock will extend on it's own, as the nitrogen pressure pushes the shaft out.

The Bilstein shocks are nitrogen charged, and the Koni are not. I'd bet the ...
  Topic: Replacing manual transmission drive flange oil seal
presslab

Replies: 120
Views: 65043

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:01 pm   Subject: Replacing manual transmission drive flange oil seal
has anyone sourced any of the machine screws m7 x 1.0 x 13?
iv looked everywhere on the interwebs...no luck..im redoing a transmission now also and need them
You can get a hex head M7x1.0x12 here. ...
  Topic: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
presslab

Replies: 26
Views: 8073

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:02 pm   Subject: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
No idea what happens on the MTX but I'm assuming with digifant in closed loop it's averaging the reading. Obviously with carbureted systems the flip/flop deal is not happening so makes reading the ou ...
  Topic: newer model year
presslab

Replies: 16
Views: 1656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:21 pm   Subject: newer model year
I prefer the brown of my '86 too. It's a nice warm earth tone (I like earth tones), and doesn't show dirt as easily. Wink
  Topic: Pulsing brake pedal...why?
presslab

Replies: 23
Views: 9688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:55 pm   Subject: Pulsing brake pedal...why?
Can anyone explain to me why or how over-torquing the lug nuts would cause a rotor to warp?

I have the VC big brake kit. A few thousand miles ago, I had a rotor turned due to the pulsation, but it ...
  Topic: Propane Tank Valve Replacement?
presslab

Replies: 8
Views: 1520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:46 pm   Subject: Propane Tank Valve Replacement?
Have you tried a big pipe wrench? You're not re-using the valve are you?
  Topic: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
presslab

Replies: 26
Views: 8073

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:53 pm   Subject: Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
Another nice thing with the MTX-L is that you can connect it to a computer for datalogging; the AEM shown can do this too. For us with the Subaru engine, Evoscan supports it so you can log ECU data a ...
  Topic: Econo jacking for gas tanktranmotor- on soft sandy driveway
presslab

Replies: 19
Views: 1333

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:41 pm   Subject: Econo jacking for gas tanktranmotor- on soft sandy driveway
It doubles as a meeting place for all the snakes, mice, insects, etc. In a 1/2 mi radius. Laughing

You can keep that down if you just let the oil drain right into the trench. Shocked Laughing

Seriou ...
  Topic: DIY window tint ?
presslab

Replies: 18
Views: 1986

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:05 pm   Subject: DIY window tint ?
I had LLumar tint installed on all windows except the front three, and it was $250. He did the one behind the cabinet too (on the inside) and did a pretty good job, considering. There are a few piec ...
 
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